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having -- leading the sec. your calls, comments, and tweets on the announcement from the pentagon yesterday. 202 is the area code. give us a call -- join us on facebook at facebook.com/c-span2. let's begin with a look at one of the headlines this morning from "the new york times," a profile of a photographer in iraq. let me share with you a paragraph or two from "the new york times." -- we will share with you some more from the announcement yesterday at the pentagon. first, some of your calls. wilson joins us from little rock, arkansas. caller: even the women, even though they are just as brave in their bravery, there is no doubt about their bravery. the physical ability and stamina -- i am an ex-. tripper from the military -- ex- paratrooper from the military. training for women has gotten easier capri -- easier. women can be distracting for men as well. host: the orders to end combat exclusion, seeing that it will level the playing field in careers. brian on the republican line from wisconsin. welcome to the program. caller: glad i got a hold of you. first time on the program. i
americans care about this particular story? >> well, the u.s. pentagon is leading the development of oil and gas in afghanistaned and what that has meant is an increase in violence. that's a problem for afghans certainly, and it's a problem for troops fighting in afghanistan, and it could be a cause to delay our leaving afghanistan, which i think something most americans want to see happen. >> john: indeed. now when we think about holy-producing nations afghanistan does not usually come up in the top ten. how much oil is underneath afghan soil. >> yeah, it doesn't have a lot. it doesn't have a lot of natural gas. it doesn't compare to iraq. afghanistan has 1.6 billion barrels compared to iraq's 116. that said, any oil and natural gas right now is oil and natural gas that somebody wants and is going to fight for. also afghanistan is very strategiccally located among other countries that do have oil and natural gas holdings. both have resources of its own that are important and the strategic location of the other countries that have even more than it does. >> john: the mining of this oil a
, relief for migraine sufferers. >>> the pentagon puts cybersecurity front and center. >>> as the 49ers arrive in new orleans, there's a white house petition to make super bowl monday a national holiday. could it and should it happen? "early today" returns in a few minutes. >>> welcome back. here are stories making news this morning. the senate is expected to approve more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy which hit the northeast over three months ago. >>> the pentagon is about to expand its cyber-security force five-fold to meet increasing threats against the nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> two oil barges hit a railroad bridge on the mississippi river near vicksburg and began leading crude oil. the coast guard says a leaking tank filled with 80,000 gallons of crude has been contained. >>> back in 1999, the colorado grand jury looking into the death of jonbenet ramsey voted to indict her parents on charges resulting in her death. but the court said there was not enough evidence in the cas
. we have a lot going on today including a new amounsment by the pentagon that for the first time will allow women to join men on the front lines of combat. plus -- >> you stuck to the script. you knew that something was amiss. >> correct. >> why? >> well, if anybody puts themselves in my situation, put yourself in my situation. >> manti te'o opens up to katie couric about why he lied about his girlfriend after finding out she was a fake. we'll show you more of that interview straight ahead. first, we have a lot to get to live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. starting with confirmation hearings beginning today for the man nominated to be the next secretary of state, senator john kerry is slated to go to the committee. it is the panel he chaired since 2009. kerry had not expected to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops f
and we'll continue discussions. >> thank you. jon: the pentagon's move to lift the ban on women in combat roles is sparking new concerns about the future effectiveness of units serving on the front lines. the latest on the controversial decision ahead. >>> as if the flu outbreak wasn't bad enough, a new strain of norovirus is cutting a trail through the u.s. arthel is shaking her head. a look who is most at risk, plus what you can do to stay healthy. arthel: only you were supposed to see that, jon scott. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ jon: new fallout now from the pentagon's decision to integrate women into combat units. defense secretary leon panetta officially lifted the ban yesterday. the move drawing strong criticism from critics and supporters. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon now. jennifer, what's been the reaction among men i
. women already make up 15% of the overall force and 17% of the officers in the military, but the pentagon's latest decision update updates a 1994 policy change that prohibited women from serving in ground combat units. only, excluding women from combat units never excluded them from the consequences of conflict. women have been working alongside combat units in support roles that put them right in the middle of conflicts where the new front line is wherever the next ied or mortar attack or suicide bomb happens to b and while the u.s. military's old policy discriminated against the women as the casualties can attest, the attackers did not. 283,000 women have been deployed to iraq and afghanistan since 2001, and since then, more than 800 women have been wounded and more than 130 killed in those conflicts. so the pentagon's announcement was not only welcomed, but long overdue, and more importantly, it also shatters what has been a nearly impenetrable brass ceiling. the military is most likely to be populated be by officers with combat experience and that meant before now, they were most like
house jobs to women. we are also looking at how the pentagon is planning to respond to north korea's new round of threats including nuclear tests and the vice president's sneaky strategy to try to pressure gun owners to support the administrations. pushing for new gun control laws. you are in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with the reshuffling at the white house. a few hours ago, president obama announced he is moving the deputy security adviser do into the position of white house chief of staff. today's big news as the president's clear response to complaints that women were not getting enough top level jobs. the white house correspondent has the latest information. jessica? update us on what's going on. it's a sensitive subject. >> it is. in choosing dennis mcdonough he chose comfort, friendship and trust over political pressure and the chance to make history that would have come for naming the first female chief of staff to the post. dennis donough is a long time trusted aid. here's what the president said when he announced the choice. >> i have been counting on dennis for nearl
of the northeast. we'll tell you who needs to take extra care on the roads this morning. >>> also the pentagon warns hundreds of thousands of workers could face furloughs and pay cuts if things don't change before the sequestration deadline in april. the latest on the looming defense cuts coming up in a live report. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes
at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat. >>> and hay, farmers don't have enough and some are going to extremes to get it. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting in to me. >> a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air mass for schools to close can pose transportation problem. >>> scientists say it dice to strange phenomenon called january. >> something sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took the hot seat, testifyinging t inabout t deadly terror attack. >> with all due respect, we have four dead americans. sit because of a protest or because four guys walking outside one night decided to kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? >>> groundbreaking decision in the pentagon. >> women have been fighting and dying and bleeding for this nation in combat
. >> eric: coming up, pentagon wants to send women to front lines and put them in the middle of combat. is that something they really want to do? unemployment, enormous deficit, benghazi. all important issue. why did press corps ask jay carney about beyonce lipsynching four times. wait until you hear this tape. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ blan ♪ ♪ >> greg: i love that barry springsteen. pentagon is lifting a ban for women on combat. hooray. i guess. if cushing the combat roles would affect the ability to move up the ladder, it shatters the glass ceiling. it also elevates risk. god bless her, that woman is a better man than i. if she wants to fight, far be it from me to say no. the chances are she could take me and chances are i would enjoy it. the only thing i ever served was a volleyball. senator mccain knows women must still meet the same physical standards as men. you can't become a seal unless you can do what a seal does, i don't mean date kimberly. if you lower standards, putting equality before victory, that is pointless and deadly. win for equality must not come at the expe
. >> eric: can we go? >> greg: no. i want to keep talking about this. >> eric: coming up, pentagon wants to send women to front lines and put them in the middle of combat. is that something they really want to do? unemployment, enormous deficit, benghazi. all important issue. why did press corps ask jay carney about beyonce lipsynching four times. wait until you hear this tape. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ blannn ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, children laughing ] move to the country, d live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ♪ ♪ >> greg: i love that barry springsteen. pentagon is lifting a ban for women on combat. hooray. i guess. if cushing the combat
, because i just -- i hope the pentagon thinks through this in a way that doesn't put american lives at risk because the one thing that keeps men in combat right now fighting, as i've heard my entire life from veterans who have been there, it's not the flag. it's not the great idea of american democracy. it's your buddy next to you. and they leave no man. and if women are in combat, they will leave no woman behind. and the question is, will that, in any way, jeopardize the safety of men and women that are going to be fighting now in the future? >> yeah, joe, i just think we've moved beyond that, right? >> i hope not. i hope not, richard. we're talking about people's safety. move beyond what? >> yeah. the point is, everyone has to pass physical tests. just because you're a man doesn't mean to say that the physical tests are any different. and they won't be any different for a woman either. you have to have extreme levels of physical capability to be in a combat zone given the nature and the professionalism. and yes, the spirit of the american military. all i'm saying is we've moved beyond the
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overnight. a little history is going to be made today when pentagon secretary leon panetta lifts the ban on women in combat. women are already facing the dangers of the front lines. but today, the policy will formally be changed. another barrier broken. we're going to have all of the details ahead. >> can't wait for that. >>> and the latest on the backlash for beyonce. we have raw video from "the wall street journal" that emerged overnight, where you can see and hear her actually singing, perhaps along with the backup track. so, was she lip-syncing or wasn't she? the devil's in the details. but maybe it will set her free. >> i agree. >>> people around the world, now, calling foul on this soccer player. caught on tape, so determined to get the ball back, he kicked the ball boy. >> come on. >> what? >> we'll tell you what happened next. >> oh, man. >>> let's get, first, to the deep freeze. our extreme weather team, led by sam, tracking the latest on the big chill. and where better to start us off, talking about freezing temperatures, than florida, sam? >> oh, yeah. windchills were still in
to the pentagon. is tapered off but done.mage has been look at the snowfall totals -- you can see there is still some snow showers which between 9-10:00 will see skies becoming partly sunny this afternoon, 25- degrees and another chance of snow tomorrow afternoon. we will be back at 8:27. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are billingual. yeah, i dated a comma in high school. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. ♪ i'm a survivor [ cheers and applause ] >>> all the people braving the cold out in times square this morning. a lot of hats, a lot of scarves, a lot of gloves and a lot of smiles out in times square. robin and josh is off. great to have amy
covered? >> reporter: i do. general john allen, who was being investigated for what the pentagon called possibly inappropriate e-mails to socialite jill kelley, has now been cleared of wrongdoing. the e-mails were discovered as part of the investigation into the extramarital affair of cia director david petraeus. so, a lot of news, diane. >> so, that's over for him then? >> reporter: that is. >> all right, thank you, martha raddatz. >>> and in houston today, there was a terrifying scene at the lone star college campus. two people with guns shooting at each other after a dispute. and two other people caught in the cross fire. one gunman also injured. you can also see some of the victims rushing out on gurneys, being carried out. and our affiliate ktrk reported that students heard five to six shots. two people have been taken into custody, one student tweeted out this picture, students huddled in a classroom after the shots were fired. >>> and there's a big headline tonight about modern health. 43 million people are taking some kind of aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks and stroke
. what questions should she be answering today? former pentagon spokesman weighs in on that. >> are you getting what you paid for at the grocery store? some of the food labels are faking it. we will talk about that. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. >> good morning to you and your family. it is 22 after the top of the hour. here are quick headlines for you. fake ingredients are used in products such as olive oil, tea, coffee, honey, fruit juice and even seafood. some tea bags may be diluted with fillers such as lawn leaves. dancers may be kept alive in road island. hannah g
by law enforcement and news headlines endanger citizens privacy. >>> the pentagon says general john allen was cleared of sending potentially inappropriate e-mails to joe kelly. >>> senate majority leader harry reid appears to be reversing course and pushing ahead with possible gun legislation. after meeting with fellow senate democrats on tuesday, he told reporters he expects to have a free amendment process on gun legislation. while it's unclear if an assault weapons ban would be included, reid said he has agreed to take up measures called for by president obama. reid previously said he opposes a ban on assault weapons. >>> and now here's your "first look" at your dish of scrambled politics. president obama's half brother malik has decided to run for governor of a rural county in kenya. >>> the white house released video of president obama and first lady michelle surprising visitors on the white house tour. they shook hands with the shocked tourists as they walked through. >> here's a tweet of the stage at last night's white house staffers inaugural ball, including lady gaga's piano. lad
. pentagon on the verge of placing women in combat roles in the front line of the war. >> and hillary clinton talking about the security lapses in ben gazy. >> and what kind of message are they sending to students? >>> we want to take you back now to the situation we're following for new oakland a three story victorian style home is on fire, burning more than an hour now. >> nick smith is live once again at the scene. >> i can tell you things are still pouring out of the building. i have the battalion chief joining me. what do we see right now? what is the approach you're use something uk see behind you, you've got flames coming through the roof. the easiest way to get access to that fire is to attack it with two pipes from above without having to put firefighters in the building. >> talk to me about impacts to traffic. >> we've got this surrounding block impacted. plus, a shut down. i know there is heavy smoke on the freeway earlier causing problems on 880. >> chief, we can confirm there are no injuries now. do you have about 60 personnel on the scene? >> that is correct. we had another fire
by the pentagon when it was revealed that he sent e-mails to kelly that some officials found flirtatious. >> so the general allen situation, david, just your gut on that. what a mess. >> i don't know what the internet version of a tempest in a teapot is, but this is one where the pentagon, i think, rushed to investigate behavior, where there was very little evidence of wrongdoing. the fbi and the justice department had been reviewing all these e-mails, as part of their investigation of general petraeus. and they threw them all over the pentagon. the pentagon goes, geez, what do we do now? and they decided, gosh, i guess we better investigate them. so the inspector general at the pentagon was ordered by secretary panetta from his plane, he's traveling and says, gosh, we better do the investigation. so that's been rolling along. and there was never a thought to be evidence of real wrongdoing. general allen has been held up. he's our commander in kabul. he's a very fine general. and so it's good that this finally ended today. >> so what we've got, 9:00 eastern time, in about 15 minutes, the bengha
. >> well, new reaction today to the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat, which could open up thousands of front line military positions as soon as this year. some critics of the policy though they say that the mixing of genders on the battlefield is a dangerous experiment. advocates though say that the move -- women have already proved themselves in the line of fire. steve centanni is live in washington with more on this. hi, steve. >> that debate continues in women over combat. even though the policy has now changed to acknowledge the reality in today's military. women have been serving in certain combat roles for years. but with the stroke of the pen just last week. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta made it official. women can serve alongside men on the front lines. some opponents say this could lead to problems with unit cohesion and combat readiness. >> my issue here is mixing the genders in infantry units, armor units and special forces units is not a positive. there are many distracters there which puts a burden on the small unit combat leaders, and actual
for the pentagon. your tax dollars are sending f-16 planes to egypt despite anti-semattic comments made by egypt's new leader. busy day on "special report" at 6:00 eastern but now back to "the five." ♪ ♪ >> bob: you were saying? >> dana: so, greg, almost just caused a problem on the show. >> greg: no, i didn't. >> dana: yes, you did. wow! he doesn't know the words to that song and he was making them up. there is a certain word that rhymes with "truck" he was going to sing. i was supposed to talk about facebook and social media how it can be a blessing and a curse. we talk about this the other day. so, remember back in high school, if you found out that your friend invited another friend go to an event but you didn't necessarily know about it right away. it wasn't rubbed in your face and you could save yourself embassment by pretending you didn't know what happened. but now on facebook you know if your friends have a party an documenand didn't invite you. it's ruining people's lives. >> kimberly: i don't know, because you can find out if you weren't invited to something. that didn't happen to
reaction on this sunday after the pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat. defense secretary leon pa net making that announcement last week opening up thousands of front lines and potentially elite commando job opportunities to women in the military. our steve centanni is live with the news tonight in washington. steve, what is the argument against women serving in combat. >> well, people say it could lead to problems with unit cohesion and combat readiness, but with the stroke of a pen last week, as you mentioned, harris, outgoing panetta made it official, women can serve with men on the front lines. and some argue, there's a basic question of physical strength in combat situations. when women are put in those kind of demanding roles, they begin to break down. there's difference in the the physicality of women and men. they're not in the nfl. olympic athletes compete by gender. >> reporter: others claim women suffer more combat casuals and illnesses as men and pregnancy could be an issue as well, harris. >> harris: who are the supporters of women in combat? >> well, it's people like se
griffin with the breaking news from the pentagon. what else can you tell us about this missing jet? >> well, shepard. u.s. air force officials tell fox news that they lost contact with the pilot of this f-16 fighter jet at about 8:00 p.m. local time in italy. that is when the sos call went out. at that point they lost contact with the pilot who was flying on a one seater plane. the plane was flying in formation with four other fighter jets from aviano air base and went off the town of revienna. the f-16 fighter jet has crashed 13 times a year between 1982 and 2000 according to air force statistics. in fact, in july of 2005, f-16's crashed in one month alone. coast guard rescue teams are searching a 10-mile radius tonight. we will update you on the status of that pilot as soon as we know more, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer, breaking news coming in and word that the yemen any coast guard has intercepted a ship loaded with weapons. what do we know about that? >> in fact, the u.s. navy helped the yemen i didn't coast guard intercept a dow packed with weapons in yemen's territorial wate
of spending we'll have in this country. the cuts in the sequester are too much for the pentagon for republicans to like. that will be focus rather than having republicans blamed for defaulting on the debt or shutting down the government. that was a shrewd move on their part. melissa: everybody talks about we need to get entitlement spending uncontrol. we need to balance our books, seems like it but also seems like no one is really serious about doing that, republicans included. you're an inside guy who got frustrated with the process and left. do you think any politicians in washington are sincerely committed to reforming entitlements, even the republicans? >> well, there are a few. i mean people who put the long-term best interests of the country ahead of short term political expediency but it is hard, melissa. because most of these folks want to get reelected. they need to be popular and difficult to be popular if you tell people we have to trim medicare, social security. we'll have to raise taxes. people don't like to do those things. the path of least resistance is to borrow
challenging the pentagon policy, and kingsley browne, who wrote "coed combat," a book against women in combat. >>> frightening video. a 1-year-old girl ejected from a car during an icy crash in russia the child laying on the road and a huge semi truck barely misses her. here it is in slow motion. wow. the driver lost control of the suv while trying to pass another car. the child not strapped in, but instead sitting on a shelf under the back windshield. bad idea. the child suffered injuries to her head and face, but luckily is okay. >> look at this. right, the mom comes out and goes and picks the stuff out of the street, doesn't go to the baby, something weird about that video. >> disturbing all the way around there. she was on a shelf in the back. >> something very strange about that story. >> we have lighter news. big news for all "star wars" fans. reports say j.j. abrams will direct "star wars episode seven." it follows "return of the jedi" and will be the first produced by disney, which bought lucas film last year and announced plans for a sequel trilogy. abrams behind the "star trek" rebo
-breaking mission in washington, the pentagon is set to end its ban on women in active combat missions. >> women have been fighting and dying in combat have proven they're fully capable of doing this. >>> apple shares fell 10% thursday, that's a loss of about $50 million. >>> prince harry back on british oil after deployment in afghanistan. >> i'm looking to catch up with people behind closed doors. you guys aren't invited. >>> all that -- >> the miami hurricanes destroyed and took down duke. >>> inexcusable, indefensible downright extraordinary. >>> all that the mares. >> as much as 81% people lie on online dating sites. which manti te'o says now you tell me. >>> the controversy wages on over whether beyonce lip synced the national anthem at the inauguration. >> it's now official jay-z has 100 problems. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the cold air mass that pushed temperatures well below zero in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new
, the organization that bombed the new york city police department, the capital building and pentagon in the 1970's but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just g
. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is "outfront." hillary clinton says it's risky to ignore this rising threat. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists. >> reporter: and the defense secretary sounds like a man ready to go on offense. >> we've got to go after al qaeda, wherever the hell they're at. and yes, in mali if necessary. >> reporter: but the white house is not embracing the same tough talk. >> we are working with france and support their effort in mali, and believe that the goal of preventing terrorists' safe haven is an important one. >> reporter: in public, the administration swings from forceful to tentative. a senior u.s. official said the defense secretary's tough talk is classic panetta. "he's letting the french know we've got their back in the offensive against al qaeda." u.s. military planes recently started landing in the capital, bringing 200 french troops and tons of the equipment to the fight. they're also sharing intelligence. but france is taking the lead, in a push to route out al qaeda from mal
. the pentagon ultimately found they were not inappropriate. the investigation was triggered as part of the david petraeus sex scandal. >> interesting. i remember from that scandal a few months ago, up to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from his communications with kelly between 2010 and 2012, but none of them have been made public. >> she was interviewed by howard curts recently. she says that is an exaggeration and there were about 300 e-mails. my question is, if you're in a military operation responsible for military operation, how do you have that much discretionary time to e-mail not your wife or your children, but sort of this socialite over 300 times? even 300 to me seems odd and inappropriate. but we don't know the content. >> right. we don't know. it habit -- hasn't been made public. i'm sure they would argue we're just friends and those were innocent the flirtatious e-mails. interesting scandal. >>> jerry sandusky is in fact facing a new lawsuit in connection with his child sex abuse case. a young man who testified against sandusky last year is suing him along with his charity and
announcing yesterday that the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat making it real. 2028 william have served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. over 130 gave their lives. they are capable of doing the job. they should be recognized as such. now, they will be. great move forward. good for leon panetta. good for president obama we will talk about that and more here on today's "full-court press." here she is, a woman who does verbal combat every day and is damn good at it out in los angeles with today's current current news update jacki schechner. >> good morning. senator john kerry has everyone talking about climate change. he and yesterday for his confirmation hearing and laid emphasis on two less obvious facets of foreign policy, the earnvinement and his economy and talked about the u.s. putting its own fiscal house in order to be a leader on the world stage. kerry, a long-time clean energy advocate says it is a $6 trillion market worth millions of american jobs and we need to get in the game. >> the solution of climate change is energy policy. and
from the pentagon today. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is lifting the long-standing ban on women in combat. the ground-breaking move opens up 14,000 battlefront positions to female troops, clearing them to way to join top forces and military brass. now, the pentagon must decide if any job should be open to men women. >>> john kerry is expected to win overwhelming support as senate confirmations start today. >>> on capitol hill wednesday, secretary clinton vehemently denied misleading the public about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >>> encouraging news about the battle with al qaeda in north africa. they may be open to negotiations to end their strikes in the region. >>> back in this country, oh, baby, it's cold outside. especially in the upper parts of the midwest and the northeast. the geese, like these in wisconsin, are huddling together to keep warm. fountains left running are running no more. firefighters face extra challenges. a warehouse fire that was burning yesterday is now a giant block of ice. a ski resort in new hampshire had to close because it's so cold
was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front lines in afghanistan. abc's lama hasan has been tracking the latest on the royal fallout for harry. >> reporter: first came the candor. now comes the backlash. this morning, there are new security fears for prince harry. the warrior prince, now a high-value target for the taliban, after admitting he killed enemy fighters in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we sort of revolve
than eight years. >>> deputy defense secretary ashton carter is saying that the pentagon has started laying off most of its 46,000 temporary and term employees in efforts to slow spending ahead of the nearly $50 billion in cuts set to go into effect march 1st. carter also is asking military services to provide detailed plans by february 1st on where they can reduce short-term spending. >> at&t is buying spectrum from verizon wireless for $1.9 billion in cash. at&t says the licenses cover 42 million people in 18 states. that is the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. melissa: president obama called tim geithner one of the best u.s. treasury secretaries ever after four longs years and countless financial crises he is calling it quits. his tenure has been controversial. was he a better friend to big banks or the average joe? on his last day, jon hilsenrath, tim geithner's last day, he is "wall street journal" chief economics correspondent. he joins me with a report card. what grade are you giving him? >> let's go subject by subject. melissa: that is be
brand-new fees are going to affect if you're using your credit card >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [ cheers and applause ] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. [ laughter ] >> brian: that's fantastic. >> gretchen: oh, come on! >> brian: that's great. 28 minutes before the top of the hour. >> gretchen: women could talk their ears off, too, right? that's the other thing. >> brian: that could be good. >> gretchen: for the first time since the president's demand for tougher gun control, he may now be getting his wish. senior white house correspondent wendell goler joins us to explain. has to do with the senators' proposal, right? >> vice president biden, gretchen, who will hold a round table at virginia commonwealth university today, joined by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. and by some experts who worked on the virginia tech massacre in 2007 in which 32 people were killed. it aims to get lawmakers the support california diane
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